Keeping Up with the Basics

It’s important to practice figure drawing once in a while, just to stay fresh. Since models aren’t always easy to find or afford, sites like this are fantastic to help artists keep in practice. I spent a couple hours creating gesture drawings today. Since the point was to study anatomy, not make a pretty picture, many of the drawings aren’t worth sharing. Here are a few that came out all right.

Eleven and a half minute study:

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Thirty minute study:

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Two minute study:

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Summer in Asbury Park

Went to another Asbury Park session of Dr. Sketchy’s. Their branch is the most active I’ve encountered, averaging two events a month. Being by the Jersey shore on Memorial Day weekend feels good, overall it was an awesome day. Our skilled models were Luna Chase, Sabrina Combs, and Ryan Giampietro. The theme was Frank Frazetta.

As always, click to enlarge the images.

Five minute pose of Luna (this is my favorite of the day):

Ten minute pose of Ryan and Sabrina:

Twenty minute poses of everyone:

Bonus 2 minute pose of Luna:

Beauties of Asbury Lanes

A few weeks late, but better than never. Here are the paintings I created at the most recent Dr. Sketchy Asbury Park session. The theme was vampires. The models were Tricia Pain, Krissi, and the sultry Sammi Macabe.

Tricia and Krissi in their long (20 minute) pose:

 

Sammi in a peaceful ten minute pose:

 

Krissi playing the damsel in this lovely five minute pose:

 

Tricia Pain’s two minute poses were some of the sexiest of the evening:

Dr. Sketchy’s Asbury Park

Here are some of my more successful sketches from Asbury Park’s Dr. Sketchy’s session. The gorgeous models were Tricia Pain and Krissi Horan. The theme was Soviet Takeover. Beautiful costumes, and lots of red!

Twenty minute pose with Tricia and Krissi:

Ten minute Krissi pose:

Five minute Tricia poses:

 

Five minute Krissi poses:

 

 

Two minute Tricia pose:

Steampunk Sketchy’s

It has been a while since I attended a Dr. Sketchy‘s Anti Art School in Philadelphia. And what an event it was today! The costumes were gorgeous at the steam punk themed Dr. Sketchy’s. Our lovely models were Lulu Lollipop and Ginger Leigh of the burlesque Peek-A-Boo Revue, with special guest posings by Count Scotchula.

Ten to Twenty minute poses:

Two minutes poses:

One minute poses:

Click to enlarge images.

Do You Play?

This is Frances. Frances is particularly good at painting trees. Her favorite color is white. And, yes, she plays the guitar.

Do You Play? Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $175.00

Frances looking sleepy in black and white:

Frances Frown. Ink on cotton paper. 5″ x 6″.

Unframed: $100.00

The Worship of Tiffany

This is Tiffany. Tiffany is most comfortable singing at Calvary Chapel. Tiffany is a liver transplant recipient. Her son’s name is Isaiah.

The Worship of Tiffany. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 8.5″.

Unframed: $175.00

Dr. Sketchy’s South Jersey

I used to be a regular at Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia. Since my 2009 move, I have been slacking in my duties as an art monkey. Yesterday, I attended my first Dr. Sketchy’s South Jersey. It was held at the Artist’s Consortium in Millville. Our model was the bold and beautiful Chi Chi Rodriguez. It was an honor to work with Chi Chi, as she will be competing in Atlantic City’s upcoming Miss’d America Pageant.

Five minute pose:

Ten minute pose:

Two twenty minute poses:

 

Sleepy Nude

I’ve worked with a lot of models in my life. The one thing they’ve all had in common is they were tired. Something about staying in one position over an extended period of time makes the body shut down. It makes sense. Below are some drawings of a nude falling asleep. The majority of his poses were ten minutes long, some shorter.

Another Nude

This was drawn in front of a live model.

Pretty in Pink.  Charcoal and conte crayon on paper. 11″x17″.

Unframed: 50.00

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